Unfortunately, their common view about women was that women were inferior, sexually dangerous, and too vulnerable. In addition to that, they were allowed to exercise authority over others, but only to a very limited extent; very informally, and in only very specific parts of her social acquaintance such as her extended family.
In villages, women were taught to be sexually reserved, in order to prevent improper conducts from men. As soon as a woman gets married, she would be expected to evaluate her husband’s and her children’s behaviour, in addition to protecting her family’s honour.
Although, there is one misfortune that happened during Ancient Greece. It is an unfortunate fact that the Greek military government tried to eliminate the women’s movements in Greece.
Women in most city-states of ancient Greece had very few rights. They were under the control and protection of their father, husband, or a male relative for their entire lives. Women had no role in politics. Women with any wealth did not work. They stayed indoors running their households. The only public job of importance for a woman was as a religious priestess.Women in ancient Greece were married off at a young age to men who were older than them. The married woman moved to her husband’s home but that home was controlled by husband’s mother. As a wife, women in ancient Greece had no status other than being the property of her husband. A woman was hardly given any education and her she was considered inferior to men. A woman’s primary use was that of giving birth.
Girls In Athens
They learnt to read- in school or at home
They learnt important household skills-spinning, weaving, sewing, cooking and other household jobs
Learnt simple facts on mythology, religion and occasionally musical instruments
Spent most of their time in her household with other women- only leaving the house to perform religious duties.